Tarapore Anjuman Celebrates 196 Years

Established on 9th June, 1820, Tarapore Parsi Jarthosti Anjuman celebrated its 196th anniversary on 16th May, 2016 (Roj Ardibehest, Mah Dae). Jasan ceremony was performed by Er. Pallonji P. Dastoor, Er. Sohrab P. Dastoor, Er. Zarir M. Dastoor and Er. Jal F. Bhesadia. Humbandagi by priests and devotees was followed by a small speech by Ed. Pallonji and Sohrab. Sumptuous lunch, prepared by local Parsi ladies, headed by Niloofer, was served to the 150 guests present. Situated at 14 km from Boisar Railway station and 120 km from Mumbai via Western Railway, Tarapore derived its name from ‘Tad’ trees which were in plenty then.

In 1950, Seth Framji Sidhwa constructed a Dharamshala at Tarapur for the benefit of the Parsi community. Today, the Dharamshala faces financial constrain and needs donations for repairs and maintenance. Those wishing to donate may contact 9820035690.

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